I've always loved finding good songs available online to download for free legally. Well, this week has given us two gems to add to our music libraries.
First off, Nine Inch Nails have put "Copy Of A" up for free download via Amazon. The track is the second single from NIN's Hesitation Marks, slated for release this fall, following lead single "Came Back Haunted." It sounds like it could've been a less-visceral B-side from their legendarily dark 1994 record The Downward Spiral. The group, which in reality is essentially Trent Reznor with touring musicians, has a history of releasing free music, as their 2008 output The Slip was made available in its entirety for free via the band's official website. Pick up "Copy Of A" on Amazon for free here. Amazon is a great place for free MP3's in general, with bands such as The National, Best Coast, Spoon, and Savages all previously releasing free music on the site.
Next up is "The Wire" from up-and-coming California trio HAIM (rhymes with time). The indie-pop group consists of three sisters, and has often been compared to '70's trailblazers Fleetwood Mac. After releasing several EP's, the band is set to release its first full-length in a few months. "The Wire," their latest single, is up for download on iTunes as their "Free Song of the Week." The link is easily visible from the iTunes store homepage, or you can find it in the "Free on iTunes" tab under "Music." Listen to the new song belong, as well as the Nine Inch Nails track.